Abortionist discusses possible complications, including “most embarrassing” – a baby that doesn’t die

Abortionist Jane Hodgson wrote about the instrument used to perform early abortions:

“The Karmann cannula is a soft, flexible cannula… However, it is not totally innocuous. I have known of perforations to occur with its use. Another disadvantage is the fact that with a small flexible cannula like this, it is very easy to slip over the implantation site. Continuing pregnancy may result. This is a most embarrassing complication. Also, there is a higher instance of retained tissue.”

Abortionist J Hodgson, MD “First Trimester Abortion” in Warren Hern and Bonnie Andrikopoulos, eds. Abortion in the 70s: Proceedings of the Western Regional Conference on Abortion, Denver, Colorado, February 27 – 29, 1976 (New York: National Abortion Federation, 1977) 21

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Pro-Choice abortion worker contemplates telling the public about former patients’ abortions to shame them if they are now pro-life

Pro-Choice former abortion worker Robin Dizard is so frustrated that some post-abortive women become pro-life that she contemplated “outing” her former patients.

“[I]t’s something that has been used very effectively in outing [of gay people], for example. I’m not in favor of it but look what it does. And look what happens when the hypocrites who are holding elected office get found out: “Oh, Senator whoever you are, your office is full of pornography, that’s very interesting,” and then the guy pipes down a little bit.”

David P Cline Creating Choice: A Community Responds to the Need for Abortion and Birth Control, 1961 – 1973 (New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2006) 207

This former abortion worker seems to think betraying the confidences of abortion patients who are pro-life will shame them into not opposing abortion. Fortunately, Hippa Privacy laws make this illegal.

It’s rather interesting that this pro-choice former abortion provider compares abortion to pornography.

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Abortion counselor surprised that attitudes haven’t changed on abortion

Jeannie Jones counseled women and helped them get abortions both before and after Roe. She says:

“I became convinced within a year or two of doing abortion counseling to great numbers at Amherst Medical that the whole thing – society’s condemnatory attitude toward abortion – was going to change so dramatically because there were all these women of all ages who had abortions and members of their families who knew about it. They had this experience of making this tough decision. I thought that was going to change the political landscape and I can’t believe [that opposition to legal abortion] is still going on. There’s this enormous number of women having abortions still, but it’s like you had one and you don’t have any sympathy or concern for anyone else. Where is this enormous population of people who personally had this experience? Where are their families?”

It seems that society views abortion as a bad thing despite the fact that so many women have had abortions. Perhaps this means having an abortion is not an empowering experience, but a painful one- most women who have them aren’t celebrating their abortions or talking about them.

David P Cline Creating Choice: A Community Responds to the Need for Abortion and Birth Control, 1961 – 1973 (New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2006) 206

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Disability rights activist speaks out against aborting disabled babies

Disabled woman and activist Marsha Saxton:

“The message at the heart of widespread selective abortion on the basis of prenatal diagnosis is the greatest insult: some of us are “too flawed” in our very DNA to exist; we are unworthy of being born… Fighting for this issue, our right and worthiness to be born, is the fundamental challenge to disability oppression; it underpins our most basic claim to justice and equality – we are indeed worthy of being born, worth the help and expense, and we know it!”

Marsha Saxton “Disability Rights and Selective Abortion” Ricky Solinger, ed. Abortion Wars: A Half Century of Struggle, 1950 – 2000 (Berkeley and Los Angeles: University Of California Press, 1997) 391

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Abortionist describes women throwing up after their abortions from “emotional feeling”

Abortionist William J. Sweeney III writes:

“Consider five patients going up to the operating room for a dilation and curettage [for a non-abortion reason]: we put them to sleep and do the procedure: then they go to the recovery room and everything’s fine. But if we take five women upstairs to have abortions by suction curette, at least four of them will vomit as they’re waking up in the recovery room. Now although an abortion is a more delicate procedure technically, it’s practically the same operation as a D&C when you assess what has been done to the patient: same anesthesia, same operating room, same nurses, same doctors. Yet only an occasional D&C patient is nauseated whereas the vast majority of abortion patients will vomit. I think they throw up because of an underlying emotional feeling. Maybe they’re trying to get rid of the baby or their guilt. Or maybe they’re punishing themselves… Legal or not, an abortion is still a traumatic experience for most women.”

William J. Sweeney III, MD, Barbara Lang Stern Woman’s Doctor: A Year in the Life of an Obstetrician-Gynecologist (New York: Morrow & Company, 1973) 209

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Prominent Indian feminist defends sex-selective abortion

Nivedita Menon, Indian feminist scholar:

“[W]e cannot hold simultaneously that abortion involves the right of women to control their bodies, but that women must be restricted by law from choosing specifically to abort female fetuses. We seem to be counterposing the rights of (future) women to be born against the rights of (present) women to control over their bodies.”

Nivedita Menon “Abortion As a Feminist Issue: Who Decides, and What?” Outlook India May 12, 2012

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Police caught “twisting the arms and gouging the necks” of peaceful pro-life protesters

The Charlotte Observer reports:

“Charlotte police officials had seen what had happened in Atlanta, where police were widely criticized earlier this month for twisting the arms and gouging the necks of hundreds of antiabortion demonstrators who were nonviolently resisting arrest.”

The Charlotte Observer November 16, 1988 in Oliver Trager Abortion: Choice & Conflict (New York: Facts on File, 1993) 123

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Reverend admits to the “sanctity of unborn life” but is still pro-abortion

The Seattle Times said:

“… A salute is due a local group of Christian, Unitarian and Jewish clergy for coming together in a recent collective expression of support for choice on the matter of abortion.”

Pro-choice clergymen Reverend Bruce Parker, district superintendent for the United Methodist Church:

“said his church supports the sanctity of unborn life, yet is “equally bound to respect the sacredness of the life and well-being of the mother, for whom devastating damage may result from an unacceptable pregnancy.”

The Seattle Times, October 9, 1989 in Oliver Trager Abortion: Choice & Conflict (New York: Facts on File, 1993) 106

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One third of South Asian immigrants dealt with physical abuse or neglect for not bearing a son

A study done on a group of South Asian immigrants living in the United States found that one third of them had experienced physical abuse and/or neglect for failing to conceive and give birth to a son. The sample was recruited from a clinic that did sex determination tests. It is implied that many of the women were learning the sex of their unborn children in order to have an abortion if they were female. This statistic suggests that up to 1/3 of Asian American women who abort their pregnancies because of sex selection may be abused and/or coerced.

Sunita Puri et al., “There Is Such a Thing As Too Many Daughters, but Not Too Many Sons: A Qualitative Study of Son Preference for Fetal Sex Selection among Indian Immigrants in the United States” Social Science and Medicine 72, 1169 – 1170 (2011)

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Pro-choice feminists would vote for Bill Clinton even though he’s a rapist

The following conversation on The View between pro-abortion feminist shows that they are willing to support politicians who abuse women just because they vote pro-choice:

JOY BEHAR: Hillary is in a quandary in my opinion, because she’s talking about violence against women and sexual harassment and all that stuff and her husband has a checkered past to put it mildly, so she is in a bind…..

PAULA FARIS: There are accusations but there are three women that claim that he did things to them that they didn’t want. One of them is Paula Jones…. Juanita Broaddrick, Kathleen Willey. They say that he either exposed himself to them, raped them or groped them. These are three accusations….

BEHAR: It puts her in a bind. On the other hand, it’s her policies that really matter. Like, Republicans have voted against the Violence Against Women Act. Now, that to me, is more important than anything that Bill Clinton did or didn’t do because it’s what she’s going to vote for, how she’s going to lead the country that matters more than that. On the other hand, he is a dog. Let’s face it. …

People have to understand, it’s policy. Teddy Kennedy. Remember Chappaquiddick? Am I the oldest person in the room? Chappaquiddick. I mean, a girl drowns and he abandons her and she drowned and women still voted for Teddy Kennedy. Why? Because he voted for women’s rights. That’s why. That’s the bottom line of it in my opinion. I mean, I don’t like either one of them, to tell you the truth, Teddy or Bill. They’re both dogs as far as I’m concerned. But I still will vote for Bill Clinton because he votes in my favor.

AMANDA PRESTIGIACOMO “‘The View’ Co-Host: I’d Vote For a Rapist Over A Conservative” Daily Wire January 5, 2016

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